Summary: In this sermon, we are warned about three problems that Christians are often a part of.
Text: James 2:1-13
ETS: James warns the early church not to show favoritism.
ESS: There are three warnings in this passage.
OSS: The Youth of MVBC will heed these three warnings.
PQ: What are the warnings given in this passage?
I. Beware of showing personal favoritism (vv1-9)
A. Because the grace of God is for all people (vv 1 & 5)
B. Because this does not fulfill the law of love (vv 2-4 & 8-9)
C. Because the rich are the ones mistreating them (vv 6-7)
D. Because favoritism is a sin (vv 8-9)
II. Beware of rating which sins are more severe (vv10-11)
A. Because one transgression breaks the whole law (v10)
B. Because we will begin thinking certain sins are okay (vv10-11)
III. Beware of a merciless heart (vv12-13)
A. Because we will be judged by the law of liberty (v12)
B. Because we will obtain no mercy (v13)